About Cameron Kusher

Cameron Kusher is RP Data’s senior research analyst, specialising in primary and secondary data analysis, property market commentary and consultancy. Cameron has a thorough understanding of the fundamentals such as demographics, trends, economics and spacial analysis and is a regular keynote speaker for property-related groups, regulated industry bodies, corporations and the government sectors. Follow Cameron on Twitter @cmkusher

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A look at mortgage lending across the states and territories

Late last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published lending finance data for June 2016.  When this data is paired with housing finance data it provides valuable insights about the value of housing finance commitments across each state and territory. According to the data across the combined states and territories there was $34.8 billion […]

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Investor lending picks-up in June

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released housing finance data for June 2016 earlier this week.  The data showed that the value of housing finance commitments was recorded at $32.6 billion which was the highest value since August 2015 but still -2.1% lower than its record high of $33.3 billion in April 2015. Looking at the […]

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Dwelling approvals continue to trend lower but remain at elevated levels

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released building approvals data for June 2016 earlier today.  Over the month there were 18,693 dwellings approved for construction nationally.  National dwelling approvals are currently 26% higher than the decade average.  Although this represents a very high volume of approvals, it was -2.9% lower over the month, -5.9% lower […]

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Real home values have continued to surge in Sydney and Melbourne

Earlier this week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released consumer price index (CPI) data for the June 2016 quarter.  The data showed that inflation rose by 0.4% over the quarter, however over the 12 months to June 2016, inflation has only increased by 1.0%, its lowest annual increase since June 1999. From a housing […]

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$2 million dollar dwelling sales becoming more common as home values move into their fourth year of growth

With the national housing market having experienced more than four years of ongoing value rises, affordability in certain areas is deteriorating and sales that were once considered to be at the top end of the market are now becoming more common.  With housing becoming more expensive, there has been a substantial rise in the number […]

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Investor housing finance commitments bounce in May 2016

Over the month there were $32.3 billion in housing finance commitments which is 1.0% higher over the past month.  Although the value of housing finance commitments increased in May 2016, they are now -4.6% lower than their August 2015 peak of $33.8 billion worth of commitments.  The CoreLogic Mortgage Index, which tracks 95% of national […]

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Dwelling approvals drop in May 2016, a year after they hit a record high

Building approvals data for May 2016 was released earlier this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).  According to the data there were 19,276 dwellings approved for construction over the month. The 19,276 approvals in May 2016 the lowest number of monthly approvals in four months.  Despite a monthly fall in approvals, they remain […]

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The property price to income ratio is rising in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra but flat or falling elsewhere

Utilising quarterly household income data from the Australian National University, CoreLogic has developed quarterly measurements of the ratio of property prices to annual household income.  This data is extremely valuable when looking to measure housing affordability.  The measure is available at a number of different geographies from SA2 regions (generally about the size of a […]

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Population growth slows nationally but New South Wales and Victoria attract a record high proportion of the population increase

Demographic data for the December 2015 quarter was released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday. At the end of 2015, the national population was estimated to be 23,940,278 persons having increased by 1.4% or 326,073 persons over the year.  Although the population continues to increase at a fairly rapid pace, the rate of population […]

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Adding more tax to foreign housing investment

The state governments of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland are all now charging additional tax on foreign investment in residential property.  In New South Wales foreign buyers are being charged a 4% stamp duty surcharge from June 21.  In Victoria, foreign buyers are charged a 7% tax and in Queensland foreign buyers are being […]

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